Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A very common European toad, Bufo calamita, belonging to the family Bufonidæ. Its color is light-yellowish, inclining to brown, and clouded with dull olive, and it has a bright-yellow line running along the middle of the back. It does not leap or crawl with the slow pace of the common toad, but its motion is more like running, whence it has also the name of walking toad or running toad. It has a deep, hollow voice, which may be heard at a considerable distance.
- n. a toad of species Bufo calamita (or Epidalea calamita), known for its running lizard-like gait and very loud mating call.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A European toad (Bufo calamita), having a yellow line along its back.
- n. common brownish-yellow short-legged toad of western Europe; runs rather than hops
“Thousands of acres of old quarries could be turned into nature reserves to support wildlife such as natterjack toads, otters and nightingales, campaigners claim.”
“Toads in the UK need all the help they can to survive and breed, and especially the threatened natterjack toad.”
“I part the surface with the tiniest ripple, keeping my fore feet close packed to my sides, and swim with hind legs only, below the surface, neatly as a natterjack.”
“I looked for the natterjack at eve, but did not find him.”
“Thursley children like to catch a natterjack to sell.”
“This he found out later; but recriminations were useless; besides which the rage for secret alphabets soon died out and was replaced by a rage for aquariums, newts, and natterjack toads.”
“Mark Avery, RSPB conservation director, said: ''Whoever owns our forests, it is vital that areas of lowland heathland which are planted with conifers are restored to benefit species like sand lizards, Dartford warblers, nightjars and natterjack toads.'”
“Holkham national nature reserve will be holding a storytelling session on 5 August to mark Gruffalo Day, inspiring kids to explore its 4,000 hectares in pursuit of the grizzly creature, along with other rare species including natterjack toads, barn owls, marsh harriers, lapwings and the monstrous-sounding garganey, which is in fact a harmless rare species of duck.”
“A NATURE reserve which is home to the rare natterjack toad is set to receive a cash injection.”
“' There are some wonderful nature reserves up and down the country which have been created in former quarries, with wetlands for otters and wading birds, woodland for nightingales and woodpeckers, heathland for natterjack toads and grayling butterflies and much more besides.”
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